Sore Loserman Bill Schmalfeldt has a post up at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) in which he attempts to fisk the Application for Statement of Charges for a harassment complaint brought by Aaron Walker. (H/T, Stacy McCain) The Cabin Boy doesn’t try to deny that he sent any of the tweets cited in the complaint. He argues that they aren’t harassing or illegal. What Schmalfeldt doesn’t get is that Aaron Walker sent him a notice to stop contacting him, which notice Schmalfeldt acknowledged via at least one tweet, and that his continued contacting of Aaron Walker violates the law. Period.
The Cabin Boy seems to have his panties knotted over the suggestion that he may have solicited the second degree murder of Aaron Walker. Here’s what Schmalfeldt wrote on his Aaron Walker hate site back in June:
Aaron? It might not be any time soon. But you know American servicemen died because of your “everybody draw Mohammed day” shit, right?
So, you know there are HUNDREDS of people who know of you, who know where you live (and if you need the address, gentle reader, ask me. It’s a matter of public record). Some of them will be servicemen who lost friends because of you. Some may be Islamic extremists who want to behead you on television for insulting their prophet. I think the Americans would probably just beat you until your face is unrecognizable, which would actually be an improvement.
He also wrote:
Again, any service member who lost a friend in Iraq or Afghanistan because of Aaron Wallker’s freedom to incite violence who would like to have a face to face “discussion” with him about the responsibilities that go along with free speech, drop me a line and I’ll give you his address and phone number.
Sorry. I don’t talk to Islamic Extremists. You’ll just have to search the court records to find him.
Cabin Boy Bill insists that it’s no crime to help someone have a friendly discussion.
Gentle Reader, do you think that’s what Schmalfeldt was writing about?
Me neither. Indeed, it looks to me as if he was suggesting that someone should find Aaron Walker and assault him and/or kill him. IANAL, but that seems like solicitation of assault or second degree murder to me. Of course, Schmalfeldt hasn’t been charged with that. Yet.
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UPDATE 2—The irony of Bill Schmalfeldt writing about “the responsibilities that go along with free speech” just hit me.
UPDATE 3—Schmalfeldt is acting as if he thinks that having earlier charges dropped some how insulates him. Maybe. OTOH, some of the behavior Aaron Walker can now cite (not all the evidence goes into a charging document) has already been found to be harassing in Hoge v. Schmalfeldt. For example, some of the tweets admitted as evidence in that case were addressed to @AaronWorthing as well. A Circuit Court judge has already found that the Cabin Boy has sent those harassing tweets without a legal purpose, and some of them were sent to Aaron Walker after he told Schmalfeldt to stop contacting him. Schmalfeldt continued his behavior from mid February to the end of June, establishing a continuing course of conduct. Those are all the elements of harassment under the Maryland statute.